Ultrabooks™ Explained

You may have heard the term Ultrabook™ tossed around like a ship in a storm. Everybody wants to sell you their Ultrabook—but what is the difference between an Ultrabook and a regular notebook or laptop computer? You’ve come to the right place for a complete breakdown on what an Ultrabook is, and what to look for when buying one.

You'll Flip for the New Dell XPS 11

Teaching notebook computers the art of yoga seems to be catching on, as the Dell is making a valiant attempt to master that art form with the XPS 11. This aesthetically pleasing laptop is expected to come equipped with an 11.6” high definition IPS multi-touch display supporting resolutions up to 2560 x 1440.

G-Technology Introduces the G-DOCK ev™ with Thunderbolt™

The G-DOCK ev® with Thunderbolt is a robust, hot-swappable dual-bay storage system designed with the flexibility to accommodate unique workflows. The G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt is the hub of the system, which ships with two removable 1TB G-DRIVE ev hard drives.

Holiday 2012: Hard Drives

Whether it’s Gray Thursday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Begrudgingly-Back-to-Regular-Retail-Prices Tuesday, purchasing a computer can be quite daunting. Chances are, the notebook and desktop computers on sale are prebuilt and have limited flexibility when it comes to specs.

Thunderbolt: Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo Starts the RAID

If there’s one thing you should know about Thunderbolt connectivity, it’s this: Thunderbolt transfers data fast. Very fast. 10Gbps fast. Twice that of USB 3.0’s 5Gbps speed. If you’re looking for an external hard drive that can transfer data at those speeds via dual Thunderbolt ports, includes RAID support and provides up to 2TB of storage space, the Western Digital 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive delivers.

The New Thunderbolt-Compatible Avid Pro Tools|HD Native Systems

Avid has released new hardware bundles that include the new Pro Tools|HD Native Thunderbolt interface, a small box that provides a high quality headphone amplifier and Thunderbolt connectivity for external HD Native hardware. The new systems enable you to create complex audio productions using Thunderbolt-equipped laptop and desktop computers, without requiring the use of PCIe card slots.

Hands-On Review: Apple Macbook Pro Retina

Johnny Ive, Senior Vice President of Industrial Design at Apple, describes the new MacBook Pro with Retina display as “…the very best computer we’ve ever built.” Offering new levels of capability in terms of image resolution and the ability to connect bandwidth-hungry peripherals, it’s an ideal portable computer for photography and video production.

This Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook™ Brings the Thunder(bolt)

When someone says that they’re going to buy an ultra-slim, ultraportable notebook computer with a Thunderbolt port, people might automatically think of a notebook computer made by a company with a different name. Well, that notion is no longer valid.

Are You Ready to Go Pro?

Not to be overlooked amid the glitz and shuffle of Apple’s major WWDC announcements, Apple has also added some great tweaks to its Mac Pro line.

The Next-Generation MacBook Pro with Retina Display

If you’ve been holding out for a refresh of the MacBook Pro line, you’ve received more than an “iPhone 4S-type” update. Apple announced today at their annual Worldwide Developer Conference 2012 the next-generation MacBook Pro with Retina Display.


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